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Canadian Commissioner Wants Officials to Stop Using BBM

Canada’s information commissioner Suzanne Legault has asked government officials to stop using BlackBerry Messenger, as encrypted messaging is being used to keep messages away from public view, contrary to the law. According to The New York Times, the commissioner has concluded after a lengthy investigation that the BlackBerry Messenger service must be shut down on all government phones. It...

BlackBerry CEO Sends An Open Letter To Its Enterprise Customers

John Chen, the interim chief executive of BlackBerry, has today issued an an open letter to its enterprise customers, reassuring them that the struggling smartphone maker is staying true to its roots and will continue to offer enterprise-grade, end-to-end mobile solutions. "The fact is that we believe in our platform and technology, and you should too”, he said....

Billionaire David Einhorn Says Apple’s Capital Management Is Not Bad

Hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn, who runs Greenlight Capital has just made an appearance on CNBC's "Halftime Report", talking about Apple among other companies he has invested in. He said that Apple’s decision to launch one of the biggest share buybacks in history, moved the company's capital management "from a D- to a C”. “Obviously more could be...

Pfizer Ditches BlackBerry for iPhone and Android Devices

  BlackBerry's interim CEO may believe that the company's future is bright, but unfortunately the market thinks a bit different, and more and more of its clients are switching to iPhone or Android. The most recent in line is another US-based client, the world's biggest drug maker, Pfizer Inc. While some of BlackBerry's biggest clients...

BBM for WiFi iPad & iPod Touch is Coming “Within 24 Hours”

According to SlashGear, BlackBerry has confirmed that its recently released BBM app for iOS will be updated within the next 24 hours to run on WiFi-only iOS devices as well, such as the iPad and the iPod touch. The Canadian company rolled out its BBM for iOS and Android apps last month, and hit the 10 million downloaders...

Former Apple CEO Says Cash Was Ready for BlackBerry Bid [VIDEO]

We reported a couple of weeks back that the former Apple CEO John Sculley was considering a joint bid for the struggling BlackBerry. While that didn’t work out as planned since the Canadian company has already abandoned its attempt to sell itself and today, Sculley has revealed that he and a group of investors were lining up a...

Lenovo Tried to Buy BlackBerry, But Ottawa Rejected The Idea

Lenovo has decided not to formally bid on the struggling BlackBerry because Ottawa has made it clear: It won’t allow a Chinese company to buy a company deeply tied to the country’s telecom infrastructure. The message was clear enough for Lenovo, and for BlackBerry as well. In case you were wondering the reason that Ottawa...

Former Apple CEO, John Sculley Considers BlackBerry Bid

The Globe and Mail reports that the man who ousted Steve Jobs from Apple is now considering a joint bid for the struggling BlackBerry with Canadian partners. John Sculley didn’t comment on the matter, but said he has been a long-time BlackBerry fan and user. “The only thing I would say is, I think there’s...